This Week In History 10/15/20

Clay Today
Posted 10/14/20

Five years ago, 2015• Orange Park’s Nuisance Abatement Board gets a report smoke and fire alarms don’t work at the Rodeway Inn following a demand to increase security to control …

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This Week In History 10/15/20

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Five years ago, 2015

• Orange Park’s Nuisance Abatement Board gets a report smoke and fire alarms don’t work at the Rodeway Inn following a demand to increase security to control rampant crime at the hotel.

• Orange Park High takes a moment of silence to honor soccer standout Erica Lewis, who died of suicide. Some of her ashes were scattered on the football field during halftime.

• Volleyball teams don pink uniforms at the Keystone Heights Breast Cancer Tournament as part of the month-long program to generate awareness to the disease.

10 years ago, 2010

• Hundreds attend a vigil in Orange Park celebrates the life of Somer Thompson one year after she was kidnapped and murdered while walking home from school.

• The Fleming Island High football team improves to 6-0 with a 62-0 victory against Hudson.

• More than 3,000 runners participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The event raised more than $110,000 and included 100 cancer survivors.

20 years ago, 2000

• A plan to close Kingsley Avenue to build a CSX crossing is put on hold after the Orange Park Town Council hears from angry residents.

• Friends and residents of Janita Estes unite at Orange Park High to applaud the state’s decision to deny parole for her killer, William R. McCullan.

• The City of Green Cove Springs requests bids to rebuild the old Qui Si Sana Hotel.

30 years ago, 1990

• The Clay County School Board votes to follow state guidelines to determine the salary of the Superintendent.

• The Clay County Health Department orders a quarantine for two months for residents living west of the St. Johns River and east of Black Creek after it catches a rabid racoon.

• The Keystone Heights City Council gives city attorney Darla Christopher “free reigns” to push Jim Young out of his job at the Keystone Heights Airport.

40 years ago, 1980

• Buck Diamond, owned and shown by Lyn Gustafson won Grand Champion honors at the Greater Jacksonville 4-H Show.

• Republican Frank Cotton accepts the opportunity to debate Democrat candidate Frank Williams for the Florida House, District 25, seat.

• Mr. and Mrs. Emery Bradley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party at the Holiday Inn of Orange Park.

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